Bay of Bengal: News

17 Jun 2024

Sikkim

Over 1,200 tourists stranded in Sikkim due to landslides, rain

Over 1,200 tourists, including 15 foreigners, are currently stranded in Sikkim due to heavy rains and landslides.

30 May 2024

Kerala

Relief from heat soon as monsoon advances over Kerala, Northeast 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has reported that the monsoon season has arrived two days ahead of schedule in Kerala and most parts of northeast India.

29 May 2024

Bangladesh

Cyclone Remal: Death toll 37 in northeastern states

Heavy rain and thunderstorms triggered by Cyclone Remal have left at least 37 people dead in northeastern states.

28 May 2024

Bangladesh

Cyclone Remal: 16 dead in India, Bangladesh

The first major cyclonic storm of the year—Cyclone Remal—has claimed 16 lives across India and Bangladesh, reports said on Tuesday.

26 May 2024

Bangladesh

Cyclone 'Remal' to hit Bengal tonight; Kolkata airport suspends operations 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Sunday that Cyclone 'Remal' is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm within the next six hours.

25 May 2024

Bangladesh

Cyclone Remal to make landfall in Bengal, red alert issued 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that a depression in the Bay of Bengal is likely to develop into a severe cyclonic storm and make landfall on Sunday.

10 May 2024

Himachal Pradesh

Heatwave set to subside, except in West Rajasthan, Kerala

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced that the ongoing heatwave across the country is expected to subside, with the exception of West Rajasthan and Kerala.

08 Jan 2024

Tamil Nadu

TN: Heavy rains shut schools, colleges, trigger massive traffic jams

Torrential rains on Sunday caused massive traffic jams, creating difficulties for commuters in various parts of Tamil Nadu, especially Chennai.

01 Jan 2024

Delhi

Dense fog covers North India, IMD forecasts severe cold wave

Delhi and parts of North India, including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan, continued to witness dense fog and chilly weather on Monday, the first day of the year 2024.

06 Dec 2023

Cyclone

Cyclone Michaung weakens after landfall in Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Michaung hit Andhra Pradesh near Bapatla late on Tuesday but has since weakened into a deep depression.

05 Dec 2023

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra braces for Cyclone Michaung's landfall, 8 dead in Chennai

After causing eight deaths in Tamil Nadu's Chennai, Cyclone Michaung is set to hit Andhra Pradesh as a severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday, bringing powerful winds of 90-100km/h and gusts up to 110km/h.

Cyclone Michaung intensifies; high alert in Andhra, Tamil Nadu

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued heavy rainfall alerts for Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha as Cyclone Michaung intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" over the Southwest Bay of Bengal on Monday.

26 Nov 2023

Gujarat

Hailstorm, unseasonal rainfall hit Gujarat

Gujarat witnessed unusual weather on Sunday, with unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms turning streets into snow-like landscapes.

Heavy rain likely in Bengal, Odisha as cyclone Midhili intensifies

The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal on Friday morning has intensified into a cyclonic storm, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclone Midhili likely to make landfall in Bangladesh on Saturday

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Thursday, warned of an upcoming cyclone that could impact India.

Threat of 2 cyclones looms over Bay of Bengal: IMD 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that two low-pressure systems in the Bay of Bengal could potentially escalate into cyclones.

Cyclone Hamoon intensifies, heavy rainfall alert in several states

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said that Cyclone Hamoon has intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" over the northwest Bay of Bengal.

India braces for rare 'twin cyclones,' first since 2018: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the country will likely witness rare twin cyclones in the coming days—a phenomenon last witnessed in 2018, India Today reported.

High alert in 6 states amid heavy rainfall forecast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in six states and a union territory till Wednesday.

Weather update: Heavy rainfall forecast in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in several states for the next five days.

MP, UP to receive rain as Cyclone Biparjoy weakens: IMD

Parts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh are set to receive rains from Sunday, with the remnant of the weakened Cyclone Biparjoy helping the monsoon advance over east India.

12 May 2023

Andaman & Nicobar

Cyclone Mocha to intensify into 'very severe' storm: IMD

Cyclone Mocha is forecast to intensify into a "very severe" storm on Friday and eventually a "very severe" cyclone on Sunday over the southeast and central areas of the Bay of Bengal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclone Mocha's landfall expected on Sunday but not in India

Currently forming over the Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Mocha is forecast to intensify into a storm on Friday with wind speeds reaching up to 130 kmph, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

09 May 2023

India

Cyclone Mocha: How cyclones are named

Hold on to your cups of coffee because Cyclone Mocha is brewing up a storm!

Cyclone Mocha: IMD predicts no heatwave for next 5 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall for Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Monday to Friday due to a possible cyclonic circulation forming over the southeast Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours.

06 Dec 2022

Tamil Nadu

Cyclone threat looms over Tamil Nadu, IMD forecasts heavy rains

Tamil Nadu will likely witness a spell of heavy rainfall between Wednesday and Friday as the northeast monsoon's first cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal approaches the state.

12 Nov 2022

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 27 districts shut schools as heavy rains continue

At least 27 districts in Tamil Nadu have announced a holiday for schools and colleges on Saturday as heavy rains continue to lash the state.

25 Oct 2022

West Bengal

Cyclone Sitrang spares India, crosses Bangladesh coast; 7 dead

At least seven people died in Bangladesh as Cyclone Sitrang made landfall on the country's shore on Monday, sparing India's coast near West Bengal, AFP reported.

24 Oct 2022

Cyclone

Cyclone 'Sitrang' to affect several Indian states, high alert issued

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued an advisory after a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclone—named Sitrang by Thailand—on Sunday.

Cyclone Sitrang likely to cause heavy rains in several states

Cyclone Sitrang—formed over India's eastern coast—is predicted to shift direction in the next 12 hours, intensifying over the Bay of Bengal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

19 Oct 2022

Cyclone

Cyclone Sitrang likely to hit Bay of Bengal on Diwali

The threat of a tropical storm is looming over India's eastern coast and especially Odisha as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) confirmed the probability of a cyclonic formation over the Bay of Bengal around Sunday or Monday.

12 Sep 2022

Pune

Monsoon mayhem: Rains batter Odisha, Gujarat; orange alert for Pune

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert over Pune which witnessed heavy rainfall on Sunday causing waterlogged roads, traffic snarls, and power cuts.

11 Sep 2022

Andaman & Nicobar

5 things to bring home from Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Housing some beautiful white sand beaches, a stunning marine ecosystem, tropical evergreen forests, and rich biodiversity, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a must-visit for travelers.

25 May 2022

Monsoon

Southwest monsoon advancing over Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea: IMD

The southwest monsoon is expected to move over areas of the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea during the next 48 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

17 May 2022

Monsoon

Southwest monsoon arrives in Andaman and Nicobar Islands: IMD

The southwest monsoon advanced into some parts of the South Bay of Bengal and the entire Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

10 May 2022

Odisha

Cyclone Asani to recurve today; rains in Andhra, Odisha: IMD

Severe cyclone Asani, which has been raging over the Bay of Bengal, would move closer to the northern Andhra Pradesh coast by Tuesday night, predicted the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

08 May 2022

Odisha

Cyclone Asani to change course, miss Odisha-Andhra coast: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast the cyclonic storm Asani, forming in the Bay of Bengal, is likely to miss Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts.

07 May 2022

Odisha

Cyclone Asani over Bay of Bengal puts Odisha on alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said a low-pressure region over the South Andaman Sea is expected to develop into a cyclone—to be called Asani—by Sunday and travel north toward India's eastern coast.

21 Mar 2022

India

Cyclone Asani: Andaman & Nicobar to witness heavy rains, winds

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain and strong winds in Andaman & Nicobar Islands as cyclone Asani is set to form over the Andaman Sea on Monday.

02 Dec 2021

Odisha

Cyclone Jawad intensifies; landfall near Odisha coast on Sunday

The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm on Friday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

11 Nov 2021

Tamil Nadu

TN rains: Chennai streets flooded; airport arrivals resume after suspension

The heavy rains in Tamil Nadu worsened on Thursday as the depression over the Bay of Bengal crossed the coast near Chennai in the evening.

25 Sep 2021

Odisha

Cyclone warning issued for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh as depression intensifies

A depression over the northeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression, with the IMD on Saturday noting that the weather system may further concentrate into a cyclonic storm and move toward Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

15 Jul 2021

West Bengal

Nine fishermen killed as trawler capsizes in Bay of Bengal

Bodies of nine fishermen from West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district were found on Thursday morning inside the trawler that capsized in the Bay of Bengal. One person is still missing and a search is on to find him, officials said.

31 Mar 2021

Andaman & Nicobar

Andaman and Nicobar Islands brace for heavy rainfall from today

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are likely to receive heavy rainfall from March 31 to April 2 due to a low-pressure area, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

26 Feb 2021

Odisha

15-feet whale shark released into the deep sea in Odisha

Local fishermen, villagers, and the forest department, on Thursday, released a 15-feet long whale shark, weighing 1500 kgs, into the Bay of Bengal after it came to the net line, officials said on Friday.

10 Nov 2019

Odisha

Cyclone Bulbul wreaks havoc; kills 4 in Odisha, West Bengal

Four people have been killed across Odisha and West Bengal as Cyclone Bulbul made landfall, wreaking havoc overnight.

07 Sep 2019

India

Amid Chandrayaan heartbreak, remembering what Dr. Kalam said about failures

From enthusiasm to somber, India, and more importantly, the scientists at ISRO, went through a lot last night.

No more waiting, monsoon might hit Delhi in July first-week

Delhi and several other north Indian states are reeling under intense heat, and are recording temperatures as high as 48 degree Celsius.

01 May 2019

West Bengal

Understanding how Cyclone Fani got its name

Cyclone Fani, which has turned into "extremely severe cyclonic storm", has been giving sleepless nights to many.

01 May 2019

Odisha

Cyclone Fani inches towards Odisha, state put on high alert

Cyclone Fani has turned into "extremely severe cyclonic storm" and is inching towards the coast of Odisha, prompting MeT Department to issue a orange warning.

04 Feb 2019

Indian Ocean

ISRO set to launch communication satellite GSAT-31 this Wednesday

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is all set to launch its 40th communication satellite GSAT-31 on Wednesday from the spaceport in French Guiana (French and European spaceport).

05 Jan 2019

Cyclone

Cyclone 'Pabuk' moves towards the Andamans; yellow alert sounded

A 'yellow' alert has been sounded for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the cyclonic storm 'Pabuk' is moving towards the archipelago, a Home Ministry official said today.

17 Dec 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Phethai to make landfall in AP today; alert sounded

A month after Cyclone Gaja hit the eastern coast wreaking havoc, Andhra Pradesh is bracing for yet another severe cyclonic storm - Cyclone Phethai.

10 Dec 2018

India

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-5 missile, 2nd test in 6-months

India has successfully test-fired nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5, which has a strike range of 5,000km, from Dr. Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast today.

04 Dec 2018

Tamil Nadu

TN: Heavy rains may lash coastal districts in 48 hours

Heavy rains are likely to lash parts of coastal districts of Tamil Nadu in the next two days, following a trough of low over the Bay of Bengal, the regional weather office said today.

19 Oct 2018

India

UPSC: Trickiest ever questions asked in IAS interviews

The UPSC Civil Services exam is divided into three stages- Prelims, Mains, and the Interview round.

11 Oct 2018

Odisha

#CycloneTitli: Andhra Pradesh, Odisha hit; trees, poles uprooted, thousands evacuated

Cyclone Titli, the strongest cyclone to have formed over the Bay of Bengal this year, hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning, uprooting trees, poles and displacing thousands.

10 Oct 2018

Odisha

Red alert sounded as cyclonic storm Titli heads towards Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning that a cyclonic storm, Titli, is developing in the Bay of Bengal and moving towards the Andhra Pradesh and the Odisha coast.

07 Oct 2018

Tamil Nadu

Low-pressure in Bay of Bengal may intensify into depression: Report

A well-marked low pressure has formed in the Bay of Bengal and it is expected to intensify into a depression in the next 36 hours, the Regional Meteorological Department (RMD) in Chennai said on Sunday.

30 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi arrives in Nepal to attend BIMSTEC Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kathmandu today to attend the 4th BIMSTEC Summit that will focus on enhancing regional connectivity and boosting trade.

26 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Vajpayee's ashes immersed in Bay of Bengal in Chennai

The ashes of former Prime Minister and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in the Bay of Bengal today, in the presence of top leaders of the BJP's Tamil Nadu unit.

26 Aug 2018

Odisha

Heavy rains hit Odisha; more showers in next 2 days

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Odisha today due to a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal with the Meteorological Center in Bhubaneswar forecasting more showers for the next 48 hours.

19 Aug 2018

West Bengal

Met department predicts heavy rain in West Bengal

The Met department today warned of heavy rain in the coastal and other southern districts of West Bengal till Tuesday owing to a low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.

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